THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Creating a Dialogue About Cellphone Use in Class

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  While there are ways that cellphone use in a classroom environment can be quite disruptive, I truly believe there is a way to utilize cell phones in class that most teachers at AHS have yet to integrate into their curriculum. Undoubtedly, glancing at Snapchat while learning about syntax in Siddar...

How iPhones Have Made Us More Afraid

How iPhones Have Made Us More Afraid

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Shots fired off behind us, and without hesitation, we picked up our pace. I checked to make sure all eight of us were together and continued to power forward, refusing to look at the possibility of what lay behind us. Times Square was filled with desperate scared eyes and everyone around us scattere...

Racing for Equality

Racing for Equality

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 1962, Gertrude Ederle became the first women to swim the English Channel. She set a world record for swimming  35 miles in 14 hours. Ederle believed that she could do anything, especially during the era of women only doing sports that didn’t involve much physically or not playing sports at all. S...

Wind River Wilderness Backpacking Experience

Wind River Wilderness Backpacking Experience

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Waking up in a drenched tent only to unzip the tent door to 36 degree weather seems like pure torture. However, it’s worth it when you reach the top of a 2,000 vertical foot pass huffing and puffing and see the views on the other side. This is what I experienced when backpacking in the Wind River R...

The Best Place For Your Essential D-List Celebrity Gossip

The Best Place For Your Essential D-List Celebrity Gossip

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

They are flooding your social media outlets and taking the internet by storm. No, they aren’t viruses,* they’re Whos. The world is divided into “Whos” and “Thems,” at least according to my favorite podcast, Who Weekly. In the age of around-the-clock news, there is only so much that can be reported on in th...

The Shocking Lack of Student Rights

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school students believe that they are independent and freer than ever. After years of being tied down and always told what to do by their teachers in elementary and middle schools, students would be surprised to discover the utter absence of human rights they really acquire in high schools. Stu...

School Spirit: A Follow Up

School Spirit: A Follow Up

Olivia Zwieg, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On the Friday night homecoming football game, an avalanche of rowdy AHS students filled the stands to capacity wearing white from head to toe. The large turnout and loud voices lifted the energy and spirit of everyone there. Football games can sometimes feel awkward if the crowd doesn’t go all out ...

Trump Leads the United States To War with North Korea

Trump Leads the United States To War with North Korea

Tullis Burrows, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Trump is treating a potential war on the Korean peninsula like a cliffhanger on a T.V show. He has repeatedly threatened to wage total, and possibly nuclear, war on the small nation of North Korea. This has resulted in countless heated exchanges between Trump and the the nation's leader, Ki...

The Best Halloween Costumes For 2017

The Best Halloween Costumes For 2017

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Overall the total for money spent in America for costumes is over $3.1 billion dollars!  Halloween is a huge holiday in America. Last year party city’s most popular costumes were Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman. I’m here to give some ideas to make this year’s Hal...

Editorial: The Gun Control Debate Is Over

Editorial: The Gun Control Debate Is Over

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last Sunday we all watched the chilling screams of people deciding whether it was safer to run or remain crouched behind the nearest object. We were horrified to see people sending messages to their loved ones in case they never saw them again. How many more mass shootings can we stomach before we decide...

How To Survive Senior Year From Someone Who Actually Did

How To Survive Senior Year From Someone Who Actually Did

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s 12:30 a.m on a Wednesday morning and you find yourself in the peculiar position of writing about your eternal search for the perfect doughnut because the University of North Carolina decided they must know something about you that isn't shown anywhere else in your application. For some inexplica...

Three Things I Learned On My College Tour

Three Things I Learned On My College Tour

Sam Kahn, News Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  This year, instead of surfing in San Diego, floating down Cataract Canyon, or even Following the Fork with my classmates, I spent Ex-Ed week on a parent led college tour with my mother. While the prospect of spending seven solid days with my mom was actually vaguely appealing  (nice hotels, fine ...